Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives at CTLT provides support for initiatives that improve classroom climate and campus environments across the university, support student success, and strengthen local capacity to approach to cross-cultural dialogues effectively. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Our events and programming are open to everyone. Learn more about Indigenous Initiatives.

The Classroom Climate Series is a set professional development workshops offered about once a month through the academic year and hosted by Indigenous Initiatives. The series provides a space for all members of the UBC teaching and learning community to share teaching and research practices, and to learn more about how to engage in conversations about place, power, and social location. Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions this fall!

Exploring the “Power of a Name”: An Interactive Workshop


Event Date & Time

  • February 28, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a new learning resource developed through Indigenous Initiatives, The Power of a Name. This learning resource includes a film series and website that examine the complex history of building names at UBC’s Totem Park Residence, and features stories of relationships between UBC and Indigenous communities. (more…)

Building equitable environments in STEM – An open conversation


Event Date & Time

  • March 6, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

We invite all people who want to build equitable STEM learning cultures to come share the work they are already doing, connect with other departments to build momentum across UBC, and to identify new opportunities for collaboration.

MAKING SPACE FOR LGBTQIA STUDENTS

MAKING SPACE FOR LGBTQIA STUDENTS


Event Date & Time

  • March 7, 2018
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

Making Space for LGBTQIA Students   As we strive to make our campuses more inclusive of students of all genders and sexual orientations, we have to take practical steps that safely invite LGBTQIA students into interactions with staff and faculty and into classroom activities with other students. In those interactions we must allow students to (more…)

UBC Learning Circle: Structural Oppression – Male Privilege


Event Date & Time

  • March 8, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

We welcome Harley Eagle to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, presenting live from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and live streaming through the UBC Learning Circle for a conversation on Male Privilege from an Indigenous man’s point of view. To talk about male privilege, we have to talk about ourselves from (more…)